Over the next few months, we’ll be posting pieces written by Micah, a former Christian aniblogger. While his site, Otaku Collision, is no longer extant, we’ve arranged to keep a few of his treasured works (greatest hits?) alive on our site. This is the second post in the series (the first covered Rurouni Kenshin Trust… Read More Otaku Collision Series #2: The Full-Suffering Alchemist
Our short series on Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai has demonstrated the sort of love / hate relationship sleepminusminus and I have with anime, and particularly with the lead character, Sakuta. Sometimes, he says and does things that are good; sometimes, he’s not so good; and most often, he’s giving both good… Read More Tangles Writers Do Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai, Arc 4: Authority Gone Wrong
Arcadia of My Youth is an extravagant movie. Even in a medium not particularly known for its subtlety, the thing hits all-time highs of being overwrought. It seems like it can’t go five minutes without someone making a tearful speech about not losing hope, someone making a heroic sacrifice, or a giant, aeronautically improbable space… Read More Arcadia of My Youth and the Limits of Being Cool
Lynna’s Journey will be posted on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month this summer. When I was 11, I knew nothing of anime. I just loved books. I was home schooled at the time, so my mother would sometimes have to actually physically separate me from my books in order for me to… Read More Lynna’s Journey (Entry #2): Anime vs Books vs Me
Welcome back to my corner, folks! First, let me apologize for just disappearing. I even stopped replying to comments, something I feel a bit bad about. But I needed a break more than I realized. In addition to aniblogging, I kind of abandoned anime itself—not completely, but mostly. Including the sports anime DAYS and All Out!!. They’d… Read More Annalyn’s Corner: Not Just a Freak! Aoyama-kun and Assumptions
Most sports anime put a lot of emphasis on teamwork. One of my favorites is Kuroko’s Basketball, and I’ve written about how Kuroko’s humble gameplay reminds me of the humble way Jesus calls us to live. But DAYS takes a different approach, as Tsukamoto’s soccer mentors encourage him to stop thinking so much about the team and… Read More Annalyn’s Corner: DAYS and the Need for… Selfishness?
It might be silly of me to write a serious post about Mob Psycho 100. After all, nothing about this show is meant to be taken seriously, right? The main character, Mob, is overpowered, but he can’t even tell that his master is a fraud. His master, Reigen, has most of the wise, moral-of-the-story lines, easily identified… Read More Annalyn’s Corner: Mob Psycho 100 and Being Beat up for Love